Israeli de-mining efforts began in 2018 and included support from the Halo Trust, a Scottish-based mine clearance group.
Josephus said that the assassination was carried out at Machaerus, a fort near the Dead Sea in what is now part of Jordan.
The irony of the issue isn’t just that Jesus was a Jew, but also that the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas in the Gaza Strip even more so, actively oppress their Christian population.
References to Jesus as "Palestinian" were also made on the December 13th edition of BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Sunday Morning,’ without any explicit mention of Jesus' Jewish identity.
But when did Christians start traveling to places in Israel associated with events described in the Bible for religious reasons?
The Church of Gethsemane (also known as the Church of the Agony or Church of All Nations), located at the foot of the famous Mount of Olives, is one of Christianity’s most important churches.
Such is the understanding of Israeli archaeologists and masons who, drawing on relics and historical texts, have recreated the sacred flooring so it can be experienced today.
Finding the Holy Grail is the Holy Grail of archaeological finds.
The embassy said that protection of religious minorities was critical, but praised Israel for the arrest of the individual believed to be responsible for the incident.
The phenomenon of cave churches and how they influenced later Christian worship and architecture is just beginning to be studied seriously and in depth.